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Twitter is going all guns blazing against trolls and abusive users

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Twitter has launched a number of product updates in the last few months to try and curb abuse and trolling on its platform, including changes to its private messaging feature and algorithmic filters to hide abusive posts. And looks like,

Twitter users sue Donald Trump for blocking them

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A group of Twitter users have sued Donald Trump and two White House communication aides for violating their constitutional rights by blocking them from Trump’s personal Twitter account after they criticized the President. The case brought forward by the Knight

Twitter hires Intuit’s Ned Segal as its new CFO

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Twitter has a new Chief Financial Officer- Ned Segal who was most recently the senior vice president of finance at Intuit in Silicon Valley. CEO Jack Dorsey announced the news on Tuesday. Segal will take over the role next month from Anthony

Twitter adds new ‘mute’ options to help fight abuse

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Social media platforms are doing all they can to keep users safe from online abuse and trolling. In a latest effort in the direction, Twitter has added more ‘mute’ options to give users better control over their notifications. The option

Twitter appoints a new VP of Inclusion and Diversity team

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A few months after Jeffrey Siminoff left his position as VP of inclusion and diversity at Twitter, the company has brought on Candi Castleberry-Singleton to lead Twitter’s Inclusion and Diversity team. Castleberry-Singleton said in a statement to TechCrunch, “I’m so excited to

Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube and Twitter join hands to combat terrorism

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Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube, and Twitter have joined hands to combat growing terrorism across the globe. The quartet has announced a new partnership aimed at reducing the accessibility of internet services to terrorists. Called the “Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism,”

Periscope announces ‘Super Hearts’- a feature that lets you buy in-app virtual gifts

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Twitter-owned Periscope has constantly been offering new updates to build its broadcaster community over the past few months. The app’s latest update called Super Hearts is an initiative aimed at monetizing the platform. Dubbed “Super Hearts”, the feature expands on

YouTube lays out plan to fight extremist content on its platform

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In the recent months, social media platforms have been under pressure to do more against content that promotes extremist and terrorist propaganda. Now, YouTube has outlined four steps that it’s taking to curb extremist activity on its platform. “While we and

Twitter tries a redesigned look to onboard new users

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With a better than expected last quarter, Twitter looks set for a bigger push to lure more people to its platform. And in order to do so, the micro-blogging site is introducing a number of small design tweaks to its

Netflix and AIB are more popular in India than Facebook and WhatsApp: Mary Meeker report

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While the popular conception is that social networking sites like Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter are the biggest reason behind growing Internet usage amongst people, the reality is that it isn’t networking or messaging but entertainment factor that keeps Indians glued

Twitter trolls Trump’s verbal diarrhoea ‘Covfefe’

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Everything was under control until the President of the United States, Donald Trump, decided to post one midnight-tweet. *Boom*. Since then Trump’s cryptic and mysterious tweet has left every single person on Twitter just frenzied. The tweet which was retweeted

Facebook says levying fines on social media is “inadequate” to fight hate speech

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Though social media platforms like Twitter & Facebook are launching multiple initiatives to fight online hate speech, the companies have been receiving a lot of flak from different countries. Germany being one of them, says Facebook and Twitter aren’t doing

Twitter rolls out a new feature to promote brands through chatbots

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Twitter is also catching up with the explosive growth in the popularity of chatbots; the micro-blogging site is now allowing brands to use its platform to promote their Chatbots. The company announced a new feature for advertisers, helping them to

Twitter hires former Bloomberg exec Todd Swidler to run its live video business

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Twitter has hired former Bloomberg video executive Todd Swidler as its global head of Live Business. Swidler is joining the company from ESC Games, an esports gaming company that he joined as CEO last year. Twitter COO Anthony Noto made the announcement

Instagram & Snapchat, the most detrimental social networking app for teenagers: Study

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While social media platforms are proving out to be a boon for business owners, on the other end, it is leaving a negative effect on teenagers. We all knew it, but now we have numbers to prove the fact. According

Jack Dorsey buys Twitter stock worth $9.5mn post earnings report

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Just after a couple of days of posting better than expected earnings report, Twitter CEO and co-founder, Jack Dorsey has purchased more than 574,000 shares of the company. Dorsey bought 574,002 Twitter shares in multiple transactions at prices ranging between $16.47

Twitter’s back on growth trajectory; added 9mn users last quarter

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This surely was Twitter’s best quarter in terms of user growth since early 2015. Beating all expectations, the micro-blogging site added nine million new users in first three months of 2017, which brings the company’s total to 328 million. That’s the

J&K govt bans Facebook, WhatsApp and others social media platforms in the valley

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The Jammu and Kashmir government has suspended all social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp for one month in the wake of widespread students’ unrest in the valley. The government order, released on Wednesday, said that anti-social elements were “misusing” social

Twitter is testing “suggested reading” module to display relevant tweets

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Twitter has been on different experimenting modes lately, all to increase its user base. After testing paid version of Tweetdeck, the micro-blogging site is now testing “suggested reading” module to display relevant tweets around real-life events and conversations in your timeline.

Jugnoo launches hyperlocal content platform, AskLocal

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Chandigarh-based Jugnoo has launched AskLocal, a geo-location based, hyper-local content platform for users, to access locally relevant information. With this, Jugnoo, better known for its vast auto rickshaw network is introducing a new way to connect within cities based on relevant content,